Every company wants to grow and become more successful. There is no magic formula to make this happen, but it is generally agreed that in order for this to happen the company cannot stand still. Instead, they always have to be trying new things and growing.
What You'll Find Inside:
- CREATIVE ABRASION: HOW TO BUILD INNOVATION INTO IT
- FAUX MARKET SECRETS: HOW CIOS CAPTURE INNOVATION
- 4 INNOVATION STRATEGIES THAT ACTUALLY WORK
- THE REASON THAT INNOVATION ISN'T HAPPENING IN YOUR IT DEPARTMENT
In the IT department, in order to make this kind of growth occur, innovation has to be encouraged to happen. All too often the workers in the IT department can get too involved in their day-to-day tasks to spend any time thinking about innovation. That's where the CIO has to step in.
As the CIO it is your job to create an IT environment in your department that will not only encourage innovation to happen but will also help it to grow once it starts. A great deal of this has to do with how you communicate to the rest of the department what you want to happen.
Innovation is something that we all know that we want to have happen, but just exactly how to make it occur is what often eludes us. As CIO you are going to have to identify the innovation strategies that will work with your company and your department and then implement them.
It's possible that either innovation projects have been tried in the past and have not worked or, more likely, there is no innovation going on right now. It is your job to change this and make innovation take root and become part of everyone's daily routine.
This book is filled with tools that CIOs can use to introduce innovation into their IT departments. These ideas range from using creative abrasion to employing faux market secrets. No matter what approach you decide to take, the goal is the same: cause innovation to take root and grow.
Making innovation happen is not easy. By reading this book you will have the ideas and the techniques that you need to cause it to happen in your IT department. Once this happens, it can spread to the rest of the company. This is the kind of leadership that the company is looking for from their IT department.
For more information on what it takes to be a great CIO, check out my blog, The Accidental Successful CIO, at:
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About the Author
Managing an IT department is not just a business, it's a science. Nobody knows more about the science of being a CIO than Dr. Jim Anderson.
"I don't embrace excuses about why an IT department is not being successful, I embrace solutions."
Over the last 25 years, Dr. Anderson has transformed failing CIOs worldwide. Dr. Anderson will turn these nervous executives into powerful leaders.
In the past, the IT department was left alone and was only noticed if something stopped working (like email!) However, in the 21st Century IT has become a critical part of how businesses compete.
The problem is that very few firms have figured out how to evolve from treating IT as a simple cost center to using it as a competitive advantage.
Dr. Jim Anderson has spent over 25 years consulting with a wide variety of IT firms from the very big to the very small. His insights into the leadership needed to combine the separate worlds of business and IT strategy offer hope to CIOs everywhere who are struggling with this challenge.
For more information on Blue Elephant Consulting or how to make your IT department a more valuable part of any company, go to: www.BlueElephantConsulting.com